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have a u.n. treaty on chemical weapons, we have a u.n. treaty on nukes, we have a u.n. treaty on everything. this makes no difference. >> why cannot throw a bone to bob dole? >> why to throw a bone to the u.n. -- >> oh. >> is run by dictators, it has a human rights committee on which the worst violators in the world -- why should we subsidize it and give it any of the legitimacy at all? give me an answer on that. >> the chamber of commerce supports the street, along with veterans' organizations and religious groups. they support it because the united states has been the leader in this area and they but like other countries to comply -- >> it is model on the americans with disabilities act. >> i know, but it has no effect. >> the point of the treaty is to get other countries to become signatories to adopt the language and the intent of the treaty, which is to look out for people with disabilities -- >> the way -- >> you accept the argument. >> oh, yeah, the way they human rights commission has spread human rights to countries around the world. >> we used to call people who thin
has warned the leadership there. he said the u.s. will refer the matter to the u.n. security council if they go ahead with the launch. >> we will be prepared to work with our partners, including at the united nations security council, to respond in a swift, effective, and credible manner. >> davies said the u.s. could strengthen sanctions. he said existing penalties have already hampered north korea's nuclear program. davies has been holding discussions with his counterparts from china, as well as japan and south korea. he said he hopes the chinese can use their influence with their allies in pyongyang. u.s. diplomats have made similar warnings over the years and the north koreans have ignored them. >> reporter: the ballistic missile launch will be the second since kim jong-un took pow area year ago. it will use the same launch pad at a site in the northwestern part of the country. before the first test in april, officials in pyongyang said the 30-meter, three-stage rocket was meant to carry a satellite. but japan, the united states and south korea said the launch was in fact a balli
? >> the world is waiting for more attention to the u.n. convention against corruption. that means ratification. it is not ok that germany has not ratified this treaty. it is important to look at some of the other activities that politicians and those in the justice system are involved in. it is important to know about that in terms of complex of interest that may emerge in their public sector -- of conflict of interest that may emerge in their public-sector work. >> eu anti-trust regulators have imposed fines on alleged cartel of -- on an alleged cartel of electronics companies. >> tv sets with cathode ray tubes are not new anymore. the past has come back to haunt some of the electronics industry's biggest names, samsung, lg, and philips among those found guilty of price- fixing. the eu says the pushed up prices for consumers by fixing the prices. >> these tubes accounted for 50% to 70% of the prices of the screen. this gives an indication of the serious harm. >> the eu noted that executives filled all the stereotypes of cartel behavior. >> this is why they did everything they could to hide it
with its neighbor as a pre- condition for eu membership. >> monday marked the u.n.'s human rights day. the high commissioner for human rights supports people's campaign for the right to be included in the public lives of their community. >> they are highlighting the struggle of millions of people worldwide to have their fundamental rights respected, including their right to have a voice. >> hatian -- haitian musicians found a special way to have their voice heard. >> they are in geneva to take part in the festivities. for the u.n.'s high commissioner of human rights, the ability to participate, work together, and have your voice heard are rights that everyone should exercise freely. >> i particularly have been inspired by what has happened in the streets of egypt, north africa, the middle east, as well as the occupy wall street protest, where people have come out in huge numbers, asking for their civil and political rights, achill -- economic, social, cultural rights. >> being heard often start small. in this kenyan village, the chief uses twitter to communicate with residents. he say
into the north where extremists seized power earlier this year. the rejection of the u.n. plan have worried diplomats. >> one thing is clear. our offer is of aid to mali are based on restoring constitutional order and it continues to be carried out credibly. >> the international community fears that the instability could spread across the region. >> a spokesperson for the military denied that another coup had taken place but said the prime minister was no longer working in the interests of the country. >> it has been a state in political crisis since last march. as we saw, islamist militants took advantage of a power vacuum and seized control of the north where they have imposed sharia law. >> once an exotic destination, the north is now a virtual no go zone for reporters and westerners. >> no. mali now under their control. they're calling themselves the defenders of the faith. they are said to be linked to al qaeda. date run autonomously in small groups. he says the aim of the group is clear. >> we want sure real law in all -- sharia law in mali. want a muslim state. >> he is totally not c
. >> reporter: such efforts have done nothing to feed the hungry. officials with the u.n. world food program say 60 million north koreans, nearly 70% of the population, suffer from malnutrition. and things could get even tougher this winter. north koreans endured a severe drought this spring. then widespread flooding. south korean experts estimate the extreme weather will leave a shortage of 1 million tons of grain. and still, kim jong-un went ahead. this year marks 100 years since the birth of his grandfather, the nation's founder, kim il-song. his father died last december. and now kim jong-un is trying to put his stamp on history. nhk world, tokyo. >>> as we've been reporting, the japanese government has announced that officials in north korea have launched a missile. government officials say the north koreans went ahead with the launch at 9:49 local time this morning. they said the missile went off in a southerly direction. the north koreans say they were launching a rocket to put a satellite into orbit. but leaders in seoul and elsewhere say they were carrying out a test of a long-range bal
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